Opposition seeking 'a name' for a president, ED summoned Rahul Gandhi again on Friday

The presidential elections will take place on July 18 and the results will be declared on July 21

New Delhi: The Capital city today witnessed chaos in opposition unity against BJP as Mamata Banerjee had invited 22 parties but 16 attended the meeting for naming a presidential candidate to fight against the nominee of the BJP and its allies. 


Mamata Banerjee, offered Sharad Pawar to be the opposition's presidential candidate but the 81-year veteran politician turned down Mamata Banerjee's offer. 


Congress and Left attended the meeting but leaders like Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao - who had a close tie with Mamata Banerjee over the common goal against the BJP - kept a distance from the meeting.  


The Akali Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also decided not to join the meeting, protesting the Congress' presence. 


At the end of the meeting, Bengal CM Ms Banerjee took the names of Gopal Gandhi and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and they decided on a 21 June deadline for naming a presidential candidate. The presidential elections will take place on July 18 and the results will be declared on July 21. June 29 is the last date for nominations.


On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been summoned again on Friday by the ED in a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. 


According to reports, after Day 2 of ED questioning concluded last night, Rahul Gandhi along with her sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra went to the Hospital to meet his mother- Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President.


ED Officials said Rahul Gandhi requested an exemption for Thursday which was allowed.

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